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The Right to Safe Schools

Gordon Brown
Project Syndicate
03/02/15

Gordon Brown wants schools to be as safe as hospitals bearing a red cross.

Empowering Women at the Grassroots

Dina Dublon, Marissa Wesely
Stanford Social Innovation Review
02/23/15

Initiatives to develop the economic potential of women many times leave locally rooted organizations behind.

Breaking Europe's Climate Change Stalemate

Graeme Sweeney
Project Syndicate
02/20/15

Graeme Sweeney argues that the European Union must abandon ideological rigidity and invest in carbon capture.

How We Think: Reflections on Thought in The Digital Age

Mikaela Bradbury 02/18/15

On why now I do not have Wi-Fi in my apartment and relegate the first portion of my day to undisrupted and immersive activities such as writing, research or sketching at home.

Cancer Care for the Developing World

Lawrence N. Shulman
Project Syndicate
02/13/15

Lawrence N. Shulman calls for a global effort to ensure access to cancer treatment in developing countries.

Scrappy Solutions

Suzie Boss
Stanford Social Innovation Review
02/13/15

A new regulation in Massachusetts (United States) aims to direct food waste away from landfills and toward more productive uses.

The Responsible Investor’s Guide to Climate Change

Jeffrey Sachs, Lisa Sachs
Project Syndicate
02/06/15

Jeffrey D. Sachs & Lisa Sachs make the case that fossil-fuel divestment is only one option.

Innovate or Stagnate

Project Syndicate 02/04/15

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum says that when governments become complacent, they meet the same fate as most companies.

Modi's Clean India Needs More Actions than Photo-ops

Prashanth Bhat
Policy Innovations
02/04/15

The Swachh Bharat campaign needs to become more than a mere slogan. Otherwise, it will end up being added to the long list of India's many paradoxes.

Civic Engagement: One Simple Solution to Youth Disconnection

Rebecca Rasch, Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kristen Lewis 02/02/15

New research points the way to targeting volunteer and other civic engagement opportunities for youth who are most in danger of falling through the cracks.

Socrates in Silicon Valley

Lucy P. Marcus
Project Syndicate
01/30/15

Has Silicon Valley lost its ethical compass? Lucy P. Marcus reflects on the tendency of the West Coast high-tech innovation hub to not examine itself.

New Life in Old Age

Joseph Jimenez
Project Syndicate
01/27/15

Joseph Jimenez suggests how health-care companies can help address the challenge of population aging.

Keystone XL: What's the Business Case?

RP Siegel
CSRwire
01/26/15

As the Senate gets ready to hold the vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline later this week, RP Siegel reflects on the reasons people have given to support the project.

Closing India's Technology Gap

Project Syndicate 01/12/15

Raghunath A. Mashelkar and Anu Madgavkar chart the tremendous social and economic gains the country would reap from a successful strategy.

Keep the Internet Tax-Free

Robert D. Atkinson, Ben Miller
Project Syndicate
12/27/14

Robert D. Atkinson & Ben Miller use a recently proposed Hungarian law to show why taxing digital technology is bad for growth.

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